01-Jun-2012 | Eight highly qualified professional conference and business events organisers were hosted by Business Events Tasmania last week. The group have all previously held business events in Tasmania and some also have pending business for the region. It was the perfect opportunity for them to experience something new in Tasmania.Their fast paced itinerary included a visit and tasting at Josef Chromy Wines, site inspections of Clarion City Park Grand, the Sebel, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Peppers Seaport and the Country Club. Along the way the delegates experienced the generosity of our members with gifts, pamper packs, a Mad Hatters Tea Party and dinner.
The next day before travelling onto Cradle Mountain the group visited Brickendon for an early morning sheep shearing and sheep dog demonstration. A hearty "bush tucker" breakfast was provided by Pepper Bush Adventures accompanied by Louise Archer's damper; the group were well fed and watered for their journey into the wilderness.
On arrival at Cradle Mountain Chateau our group witnessed first-hand conference delegates experiencing a regional business event – many commented on how happy and relaxed the conference group and organisers were. It was testament to what Tasmania delivers business events delegates.
Highlights of the stay in Cradle Mountain included spying a wombat foraging near Dove Lake, an up close and personal experience with a Tasmanian devil at Devils @Cradle, a spotlighting tour with an abundance of wildlife, and a sumptuous meal at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge.
The following morning hardy souls ventured out on to the King Billy Track in the early light before breakfast. After breakfast the group departed for Launceston Airport where they were farewelled by Business Events Tasmania hosts Sarah Thomas, Krystal Anderson and McDermott's coach driver Kerry.
Whist it was a whirlwind visit all delegates agreed that the region can deliver a fantastic experience for business events and they can now promote the destination with confidence. Business Events Tasmania would like to thank all members involved in the organisation and management of this important event.